ERIC Number: EJ1133297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
The Practice of Designing Qualitative Research on Educational Leadership: Notes for Emerging Scholars and Practitioner-Scholars
Knapp, Michael S.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v12 n1 p26-50 Apr 2017
This article addresses a gap in methodological writing, concerning typical practice in designing qualitative inquiry, especially in research on educational leadership. The article focuses on how qualitative research designs are actually developed and explores implications for scholars' work, especially for new scholars and for methods teachers. Working from methodological literature across multiple traditions, combined with the author's experience designing qualitative studies and guiding emerging scholars and practitioner-scholars, the article describes alternative ways to develop viable designs, noting essential considerations and trade-offs along the way. While noting differences by tradition, the article emphasizes common patterns and implications shared by multiple traditions.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Instructional Leadership, College Faculty, Research Design, Leadership Training, Case Studies, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Research Methodology
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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